Today is that magic day of the longest night of the year.
Here the sun rose at 8:42 AM and set at 4:24 PM so we had 7 hours and 42 minutes of daylight. So today is the day when days are to get longer. Yesterday the sun set at 4:23 PM Yesterday the sun rose a 8:41 AM so things have an adjustment to make before we start gaining back time for a longer day.
Since it's winter in the northern hemisphere I am experiencing winter. Today our high was minus 28 C. Tonight our low will be minus 38. So yes,we are experiencing winter as it normally occurs here.
This is what it looked like at approximately 4:05 Pm this afternoon. The sun would officially set about 15 minutes later.